Tech Blog

We are ruthless on code reviews

April 27, 2016 MacLeod Broad

An open letter apology to the new recruit who is feeling discouraged.

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5 ways to find focus in the workplace

April 13, 2016 Rachel McClung

Finding focus throughout the workday isn’t easy. Here are 5 ways one of our visual designers gets to an optimal state of productivity. Read her blog post now.

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Don’t build in the dark: monitoring your microservices

March 16, 2016 MacLeod Broad

Faced with complex code, we knew we had to change our approach. Read on to shed light on complex microservices using monitoring-driven design.

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Code refactoring: helping your team help you

February 24, 2016 Colleen Hardie

To maintain modularity, readability, and testability, we must accept code refactoring as a fact of life. Find out four keys for code refactoring success.

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Code reviews are cultural

February 10, 2016 Dustin Lessard

Get insights from one Workiva developer on the importance of code reviews to the Workiva software engineering culture.

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Software testing methodologies 101

January 27, 2016 Matthew Balvanz

Testing is crucial to building a good product. Read the blog to find out what various software testing methodologies are available.

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Gressing: a new strategy for motivating developers

January 13, 2016 Colby Natale

Gress comes from the Latin root meaning to step. Read on to find out why the act of gressing is important for motivating developers.

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Two types of developers: deliberate v. intrepid

December 30, 2015 Colby Natale

Does it have to be one or the other? Find out more about the relationship between two types of developers: deliberate and intrepid developers.

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Understanding APIs: misery to mastery

December 16, 2015 Dustin Lessard

We each have a limited supply of cognitive reserves. Learn how to invest wisely when understanding APIs.

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Unobfuscating unicode ubiquity: a practical guide to Unicode and UTF-8

December 2, 2015 Mark Gollnick

Read this blog to learn the importance of Unicode and UTF-8, and how to consider both when developing to avoid errors when attempting to transcode text.

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